A QUESTION + ANSWER SESH WITH RACHEL
HOW DO I BOOK WISDOM+STATURE?
We can't wait to meet you! Go to the contact page that pertains to the photography you need (portraits or weddings/engagement), fill out the form and submit it. From there, we will get the process started! In order to book us for your date, I'll need to know how long you need us for and any other add-ons you would like to get. We can chat by phone to discuss it all! Then I'll send over a personalized contract for you to sign. Once I get the signed contract and deposit from you, we are all set and your date will be reserved! For weddings, we also gift you some incredible tools to help you in the planning process. Click here to read about the W+S Wedding Experience.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR PAYMENT?
For weddings: The first third of your total package is due at the time of booking. This secures your wedding date with us and is non-refundable. The final two thirds are due four weeks before your wedding. We take multiple different payment methods for weddings and we'll let you know what they are!
For portrait sessions: The first half of your total package is due at the time of booking. This secures your portrait session date with us and is non-refundable. The final half is due the evening before your session.
WHEN DO I GET MY PHOTOGRAPHS?
For weddings: You'll receive your beautiful memories within 6 weeks of your wedding date. However, we also offer something special called a "sneak peek gallery." You will get 10-20 preview photos within a week after your special day! I do this because I know just how badly you want to post your wedding photos on Instagram and who am I to make you wait?!
For portrait sessions: After our session, I guarantee you'll receive your photos in just one month! Often it's even sooner than that. I know that sometimes you need to receive them sooner for things like sending out Save the Dates or to meet a yearbook deadline. If this is the case, just let me know and I'll try to complete them earlier for you.
DO YOU EVER TRAVEL?
We absolutely do. Contact us to learn more about our travel rates! I'll do a custom quote for you based on your budget if possible. (and see this gallery for our recent wedding in the beautiful country of Norway.)
CAN I GET A WEDDING ALBUM FROM YOU?
Yes, you can purchase it once you get your photographs through your online gallery.
We have some incredible options there for you and it is easy to use!
CAN I PURCHASE PRINTS FROM YOU?
Yes, you can purchase a multitude of different high-quality prints, canvases and more from me
through the online gallery I send your photos in.
HOW MANY HOURS SHOULD I HIRE YOUR TEAM FOR?
For weddings: 8 hours is the average time we get hired for and it always works out well! With this time frame, it normally allows us to really capture every moment without anyone feeling rushed. However, every wedding is different and sometimes more or less time is better. I'm always open to chat with you to help figure out what's best for your specific day.
For portrait sessions: We offer all kinds of different package options for our regular portrait sessions. I'm always open to chat with you to help figure out what's best for your specific needs. With any of these, we can customize
and mix and match as needed.
SHOULD WE SEND YOU A SHOT LIST?
For weddings: Other than a list for family photos, we won't need a shot list. I like to document the day as it happens naturally, and we make it our job to capture every important detail that we see. I do really love it when you make a little
Pinterest board of ideas for us though!
For portrait sessions: Just a Pinterest board of ideas.
HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR PICTURES?
For weddings: We have two options for you. 1. A beautiful online gallery where the link is dropped straight into your inbox. These images are all high resolution. (meaning you can blow them up as big as your wall) 2. A high res thumb drive sent by mail. (it's an easy way to store your pictures and it comes in the cutest little package!) You'll also receive the online gallery in your inbox with this. With either choice, you get sixty to seventy-five images per hour (with two photographers present).
For portrait sessions: A beautiful online gallery where the link is dropped straight into your inbox. These images are all high resolution! You also get to pick out which photos you want from our session for portraits.
DO YOU EDIT ALL THE PICTURES YOU GIVE US?
Rest assured we do! We want every image you receive to be the best it possibly can be. You'll get some copies in black and white, but most of them in color. I spend LITERALLY hours pouring over your images and I truly edit them with you in mind.
There are specific circumstances where I will allow clients to purchase the RAWs from me.
If you are interested in this, let me know.
CAN I SHARE THE PICTURES ONLINE?
Nothing makes me happier than to see our work being loved and shared by YOU! My day has been made countless times just by going on Instagram only to find that we have been tagged in a post by our client with their pictures along with a few kind words. :') Just be sure to never edit them (crop or filter, etc.) in any way and always give us photo credit!
Instagram: @wisdomandstature.photo | Facebook: Wisdom&Stature Photography | Twitter: @wisdnstat_photo
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY PHOTO SESSION?
Email me and we'll chat! I have a guide I can send you that has all the info you'll ever need.
IF WE NEED YOU TO STAY LONGER AT OUR WEDDING
OR SESSION, IS THAT AN OPTION?
Sure thing, just let me know as soon as you know and I will discuss this with my assistant to make sure that it works for both of us and that we don't have a prior planned engagement to get to. Keep in mind that all time after what was previously agreed upon is an additional cost and no photos can be released until the invoice is completed!
DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY?
Not currently, but we can refer you to some incredible people who we know and trust. Email us for this info.